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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 8, 2010 2:45pm
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just looking to see who others feel to be the top guitarists of all time..... ?????

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 8, 2010 10:01pm
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Jack Bruce (he plays lead bass better than some "lead" players).

Fav unmentioned (I think) is Leo Kottke.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 8, 2010 10:15pm
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To think earlier in thos thread cosmic charlie dupree mentioned that he could not be as perfectly objective as WT!!..... Hmmmm?

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Poster: roughyed Date: Sep 9, 2010 12:35am
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As none of these are here try listening live to:

Vernon Reid
Jeff Lee Johnson
Dave "Fuze" Fiucznsky
Hiram Bullock
James "Blood" Ulmer
Aynsley Lister
Joanna Connor
Mark Whitfield
Ernest Ranglin

and the late Sonny Sharrock

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 9, 2010 8:37am
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Interesting list. I almost mentioned Ernest Ranglin. Was just listening to 'Modern Answers to Old Problems' yesterday. And curiously enough was listening to James Blood Ulmer channeling Robert Johnson on 'Birthright' over the holiday weekend. Have you had a chance to check out Vernon Reid playing live with the Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber?

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Poster: roughyed Date: Sep 9, 2010 10:27am
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Looks brilliant! Doubt it will get to UK but you never know.(Slight Dead connection - Butch Morris has long been a David Murray collaborator.)

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 9, 2010 11:51am
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They've played in France a few times - they have a few promoter friends around England, so one can always hope. In my opinion, their live gigs produce some of the freshest, most intense and most intriguing music today. Saw them in NYC with 28 people playing - incredible and wonderful.

http://burntsugarindex.com/

Twice I've seen them play a lengthy groove that is so reminiscent of an early 70's Other One - only sounding as if it were Funkadelic, Sun Ra and the Miles Davis Bitch's Brew lineup playing together and doing The Other One - incredible!

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Poster: roughyed Date: Sep 9, 2010 1:47pm
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Listened to clips on their website - it's just like you described. Makes Knitting Factory sound like Peter, Paul & Mary - my kinda music! Thanks for the recommendation.

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Poster: roughyed Date: Sep 9, 2010 10:03am
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...with the WHAT?! Sounds just like Vernon Reid - I'll google it now.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 8, 2010 3:43pm
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1 JG
2 Vini Reilly

the rest:
Dave Davies
Mark Kramer
Brian May
Prince
Keith Richards
Ralph Towner (also a brilliant pianist)
Jack White
Neil Young

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 8, 2010 4:18pm
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I misunderstood the question - these are my favorites, measured only by how they make my spine twitch!

... no idea if they are "greatest" by any other measure

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Poster: Miss Divine Date: Sep 9, 2010 10:01am
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Wow, another Vini fan! He is very good....

My list:-

Garcia
Eddie Hazel
Gilmour
Pete Townshend
Steve Cropper
Richard Thompson
And Vini Reilly

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 9, 2010 10:26am
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I've been on a crazy Durutti Column kick lately, been listening to almost nothng but them and Morrissey's "Viva Hate" album, which is of course driven by Vini and Stephen Street's arrangements (it's great to hear Vini rock out a bit, as much as he would hate anyone ever saying that). Wikipedia also has a surprising list of projects where Vini is sideman to various people; I'm about to start tracking down some of these just to hear me some new Vini.

"Reilly arranged music and played guitar on fellow Manchester artist Morrissey's debut album Viva Hate in 1988. Reilly has also recorded with artists including John Cooper Clarke, Pauline Murray, Anne Clark, The Wake, Richard Jobson, Quando Quango, Craig Davies, Swing Out Sister and Holly Johnson."

Also a big plus is that DC fans, like Oregon/Ralph Towner fans, tend to have some serious audiophile tendencies: every live bootleg I've heard of them is exquisite.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Sep 8, 2010 3:12pm
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Unfortunately I'm incapable of being perfectly objective like WT, but my top 6 ROCK guitarists would be:

page
knopfler
steve howe
gilmour
garcia
jack white

Outside of rock, geez... maybe Rodrigo (as in Rodrigo y Gabriela)

Also, for perfect tone & effortless playing, I think Robert Cray is a bit underappreciated. Don't taze me!

This post was modified by cosmic charlie dupree on 2010-09-08 22:12:57

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 8, 2010 3:43pm
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(In no particular order):

1. Jerry Garcia
2. Stevie Ray Vaughn
3. Jimmy Page
4. Eric Clapton
5. Jimi Hendrix
6. Carlos Santana
7. Tie: Wes Montgomery/Django Reinhart
8. Jorma Kaukonen
9. Leo Kottke
10.Tie: Jeff Beck/Lightnin' Hopkins


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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 8, 2010 4:02pm
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Have you seen It Might Get Loud? Jimmy Page, Jack White and The Edge (U2) sit around and talk guitar. I streamed it on Netflix if you are a subscriber.
http://www.sonyclassics.com/itmightgetloud/

Also check out Robert Cray in this youtube of Poor Johnny from the Crossroads Guitar Festival. Excellent storytelling and phrasing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvqhN_7Bu8o

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Poster: utopian Date: Sep 8, 2010 8:33pm
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the documentary It Might Get Loud is definitely worth watching.

The Edge, Jimi page and Jack White, who makes a hillarious comment on the way to the gig.

they ask him what is gonna happen when they all get into the same room? Jack white answers,.......'probably get into a fist fight.'

they were all impressed with page

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Sep 8, 2010 4:08pm
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Thanks wineland! Robert sure can sing too.... pure & true, like Sam Cooke.

I definitely need to Netflix It Might Get Loud. It might have been mentioned hereabouts before, but I haven't seen it.

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 8, 2010 4:13pm
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It's worth the time to watch it. My wife enjoyed it too. Page is the elder statesman full of confidence. The Edge I knew little about so that was interesting to get to know him. And Jack White seems to be humble and in awe of his being there. My buddy went to the last tour Jack was on and said it was one of the best shows he had ever seen, and we've been to tons of shows together.

This comment on the Robert Cray youtube was cracking me up: "Anyone else think Robert cray reminds you of mace windu?"

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Sep 8, 2010 6:34pm
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Cipollina & Duncan

Paul Kossoff

Tim Renwick (SB&Q, Bucket Boys and session & live work for some folks called Pink Floyd who I'm not that familiar with - check him out and be prepared to be pleased).

Bernie Leadon

That's five and will do me for now.

Happy Trails,

TW 4-10-0-9

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Sep 8, 2010 7:15pm
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John Scofield, Albert King, Grant Green, TREY, Luther Dickinson to name a few others

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Sep 8, 2010 4:56pm
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How about -

Bruce Cockburn
Robbie Robertson
Robert Fripp
Leo Kottke
John McLaughin

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 8, 2010 3:39pm
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Mississippi John Hurt
Wes Montgomery
Pat Metheny
Jerry Garcia
Bob Weir
Duane Allman
BB King
Anthony Wilson
Django Reinhardt
Jorma Kaukonen
Mark Knopfler
Carlos Santana
Stevie Ray Vaughan

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Poster: high flow Date: Sep 8, 2010 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top five....or ten!!!! .....more obscure, but great nonetheless.

Tommy Emmanuel
Little Charlie Baty
Tony Rice
Robben Ford
Duke Robillard
Chris Cain



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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 9, 2010 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top five....or ten!!!! .....more obscure, but great nonetheless.

Tony Rice is amazing.

I'll just add a couple of honorable mentions, since all the greats have been noted: Norman Blake and David Bromberg have given me some musical treasures over the years. Don't know if he's been mentioned, but Rev. Gary Davis for his very unique style.

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 9, 2010 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top five....or ten!!!! .....more obscure, but great nonetheless.

totally forgot about Bromberg, for a Blues guy he has an incredibly distinct style, not to mention being one of the most fun musicians you will ever see or hear

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Poster: utopian Date: Sep 9, 2010 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: top five....or ten!!!! .....more obscure, but great nonetheless.

tommy emanuel.....wow a new one for me!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lbvSBNLLoo

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 8, 2010 3:37pm
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my favorites:

jerry garcia
jimmy page
eric clapton
jimi hendrix
duane allman
george harrison
warren haynes
stephen stills

i know i know, so predictable

honorable mention goes to:
bob weir
david lindley
keith richards
dicky betts
randy bachman
pete townshend
walter becker (steely dan)


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Poster: snori Date: Sep 9, 2010 9:06am
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Rock guitarists
1. JG
2. Hendrix
3. Zappa
4. Roy Buchanan (I'm not alone - Jerry spoke highly of him)
5. Carlos

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Poster: angular Date: Sep 8, 2010 4:29pm
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my personal top 5

Jerry Garcia
Michael Hedges
Frank Zappa
Keller Williams
BB King (emotion, not technique)

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 8, 2010 3:53pm
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Andres Segovia
Gabor Szabo
Jimi Hendrix
Jerry Garcia
Bill Frisell
Wes Montgomery
Django Reinhardt
Steve Goodman
Doc Watson
Muddy Waters
Robert Johnson

. . . in no particular order

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 8, 2010 5:27pm
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Shocked - shocked! - that no one, including me, mentioned Richard Thompson, so Richard Thompson!

How about you, RBNW? Care to share?

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 8, 2010 7:01pm
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frank zappa, jeff beck, mark knopfler, eric clapton, johnny winter, duane allman, scott murawski, david gilmour, jimi hendrix. john cippoilina ...and JERRY !!!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 8, 2010 6:27pm
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RB , you have Scott Murawski on your list . I then assume we were at many shows together . God knows how many times I've seen The Creek . Blood red roses ...

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 9, 2010 8:49am
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saw the Creek several times when I was at ZooMass in the early 80's, always a great time. totally agree with all your comments about Scott - he could somehow play Jerry without mimicking him.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 11, 2010 6:26pm
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Hanger One? Rusty Nail?

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 12, 2010 9:32am
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Wow! I remember Hanger One vivdly, but only because you mentioned it. Haven't thought of it in almost thirty years. Only vaguely remember the Rusty Nail, I don't think I ever saw Max Creek there, but the Hanger had that huge dance floor and was quite the party.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 8, 2010 6:53pm
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500 or more for me!!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 8, 2010 7:00pm
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LivingRoom , Lupo's , Agora , Sting
Towns all over southern NE .
Camp Creek

A special moment in my life ,

http://www.archive.org/details/mc1987-02-13.shn

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 8, 2010 8:02pm
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Most of the shows I saw were in the early 80s...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 8, 2010 8:25pm
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We must have just missed each other . Oh well . I like(d) BK3 .

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 8, 2010 8:39pm
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I wish BK would add a keyboard..... Imagine what Scott could do with Bob and Phil?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 8, 2010 9:01pm
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I have been thinking about that for years .
JK seems like a nice guy . Scott is a guitar player .

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 8, 2010 9:39pm
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JK tries to mimic Jerry, Scott would add a fresh new energy ! What I like most about Scott is he plays GD with his own style much like Jerry plays Dylan!

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Poster: deadhead53 Date: Sep 8, 2010 3:50pm
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In no particular order:

Garcia
Duane Allman
Warren Haynes
Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Mick Taylor
Derek Trucks
Randy Rhodes
Tony Iommi
Ry Cooder
John Lee Hooker

Sorry that is eleven, math was never my strong suit! Hahaha

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Poster: ChefChappy Date: Sep 8, 2010 5:23pm
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stanley Jordan

plus most of the others mentioned in any given order

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 8, 2010 2:54pm
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please qualify - style or genre? all time periods? electric vs acoustic?

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 8, 2010 2:59pm
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YES!

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Poster: utopian Date: Sep 8, 2010 7:22pm
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While there are some technically brilliant players with speed and chops in the classical, jazz, Latin, bluegrass and even metal realms, there is a certain soulfulness that I crave.


All around
Clapton.....
panicstream.net/streams/eric_clapton/1970_08_23/

Jazz................Pay metheny
Classical..........Segovia
Gypsy jazz........Django
blues shredder...SRV
More texas guitar..Chris duarte
Coutry flavor.............Chet Atkins
....John McLaughlin...
Southern rock....dicky betts

Metal++..Zak wylde & YouTube clips of
voodoo chile and Mississippi queen. Very funny guy.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 8, 2010 4:30pm
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Skip James, Robert Pete Williams, Django, and Jerry Garcia. No one else comes close.

Edit: Forgot Joseph Spence. That makes five.

This post was modified by Lou Davenport on 2010-09-08 23:30:35

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Sep 8, 2010 4:50pm
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Django
Jimi
Freddie King
JG
Duane Allman
Tony Iommi
Dimebag
Muddy
Johnny Ramone
Les Paul
Le Quintet du Hot Club de France w/ Django never gets old but I think he loses some of his feel with his electric stuff. Also on Netflix is a doc. on Les Paul called "searching for the sound" (i think that's the name). The man was brilliant.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 8, 2010 8:28pm
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Dimebag?

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Sep 8, 2010 9:23pm
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Dimebag Darrel was the guitar player for the metal band Pantera. Now that I think about it, he's probably not one of the greatest, but one of my faves

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 8, 2010 8:45pm
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gone but not forgotten

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R99RyGMYz48&;feature=related

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 8, 2010 6:53pm
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Brilliant, amazing and humble. Changed our world – the proof is in the video – everyone should see it. Funny, but he was the first I thought of when this post began, not necessarily for virtuosity, but like you said, brilliant. Anyone who is unfamiliar with him is just kidding themselves – he is our (electric guitar and recorded music fans) Thomas Edison.

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Sep 8, 2010 6:57pm
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Well said, I didn't realize Les was in the inventors hall of fame or whatever before seeing the doc.

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Poster: snojon Date: Sep 8, 2010 3:38pm
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Django
Jimi
Les Paul
Clapton
Duanne Allman

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Poster: ChefChappy Date: Sep 8, 2010 5:23pm
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stanley Jordan

plus most of the others mentioned in any given order

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Poster: craven714 Date: Sep 8, 2010 8:31pm
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thank you

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